Sunday, September 25, 2005

Tour-o Tour-o

My friend has been in town for the past week, and I've been squiring him around to all of the "hot spots." Let me just say that being a tourist is exhausting. That being said, I'm happy we got a chance to go to the Art Institute and see the collection of mini rooms. Those were super cute and original. I also was pleasantly surprised by the Museum of Contemporary Art. An especially fun discovery was Chris Uphues, who was their 12 x 12 (12 young Chicago artists over the next 12 months) feature of the month. His paintings are a lot of fun, and the level of detail he puts into each of them is hugely impressive.

That being said, man ALIVE does my friend love American vice foods. In addition to his already-existing love of two-bite brownies, Haagen Dazs Pineapple Coconut ice cream, and macaroni and cheese, he's fallen in love with Original Pancake House omelettes, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, and Giordano's stuffed pizza. Not that I blame him (for the most part) -- I love Cold Stone as much as the next, but, holy man, I can just feel my arteries clogging. *choke choke* I think I need to detox afterwards. Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Albert Clifford Slater said...

As far as suggestions go, I say keep eating until you start seeing those floaty spots and start hallucinating. That's normally a good sign that you should stop. I normally go until I get a pain in my right arm or I start to taste copper, whichever comes first.

Isn't it fun to see a city you know through a tourist's eyes though? You always see something different.

The Law Fairy said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm Cold Stone...

My thighs just expanded in spiteful defiance of my self-control. I hate you, thighs!

JARDINESYCASAS said...

Good work